Preparation and thoroughness is the key to success in all facets of life, and divorce is not an exception. As you and your spouse get into the thick of your divorce proceedings, there are sure to be a slew of arguments or disagreements. The more official paperwork you have on-hand, the easier it can be to keep track of what is important and prove your point to any presiding officials.
Documents you should gather before your divorce gets too complicated include:
- Prenuptial agreements: Did you create a prenuptial agreement before your marriage was official? If so, get a copy of it as soon as you can. This is exactly the situation it was meant to handle.
- Banking documents: Divorce courts are typically interested in how your finances have been affected by your spouse in the last six months to a year. If they have been overspending recently, your bank statements could show it and help you vie for more of the shared finances.
- Investment or retirement records: Due to recent changes in divorce law in New York State, you may be able to secure the majority of your own investment or retirement funds if you can provide evidence of your contributions and efforts to maintain them.
- Estate plans: The estate you were planning on leaving behind for your family, friends, and even your soon-to-be ex-spouse can get tangled up in your divorce proceedings. Being prepared ahead of time by collecting and organizing the proper documents may benefit your case.
Not Everything is Going to Be On Paper
Keep in mind that there are major aspects of your life that cannot readily be recorded on paper, such as the quality of your relationship with your children. To bring everything to light during your divorce, paper or otherwise, team up with a Long Island family law attorney from Hedayati Law Group P.C. We bring more than 80 years of collective legal experience to your case and never lose focus on what is most important to you, as we feel our many positive reviews from past clients can testify.
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